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Michael R. Olson

October 12, 1952 - January 12, 2017

Prayer Service - Sunday

January 15, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro

Visitation - Sunday

January 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro

Funeral Service - Monday

January 16, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Michael R. Olson

October 12, 1952 - January 12, 2017


Michael Raymond Olson, age 64, of Hillsboro, ND, passed away peacefully at Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Michael Raymond was born on October 7, 1952, the son of Gerald and Peggy Olson at Grand Rapids, MN, and moved around in several different towns in North Dakota before making their home in Hillsboro. Mike grew up and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1971. He worked for Arnie Gilbertson at Skelly’s Gas Station, later for the City of Hillsboro, and for American Crystal Sugar where he took early retirement after 22 years of service. He battled medical issues for the past 14 years.

Michael was united in marriage to Nancy Qualley and they had two children. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Army National Guard for seven years. Throughout the years, Mike loved to bowl and play softball until his health prevented. He was an avid Sioux fan. Mike loved all of his family dearly,  and his four special grand children were his pride and joy.

Michael is survived by his wife Nancy of Hillsboro; his son, Charles “Chip” (Angie) Olson of Battle Lake, MN; his daughter, Crystal (Tom) Ellis of White Settlement, TX; his grandchildren, Ashley (Kyle) Thompson, Dustin, Kaylie, and Alyssa; and his mother, Peggy Olson of Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Olson; his grandparents, Salam and Swan Olson and David and Anna Bushaw.

VISITATION: 5-7 PM Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday

PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Monday, January 16, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro

BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro at a later date


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18 responses to “Michael Olson”

  1. Sue Mjoness Bugge says:

    Nancy and family,
    So very sad to hear of Mike’s passing. It was so good to see and visit with you and Mike at the class reunion in September. It was a very special time!!

    Love to you from all the Bugge family,
    Sue and Jim

  2. LouAnn and Devin Lusso says:

    Our condolences in your loss, he was such a happy person. His smile was contagious and made you feel happy to know such a great guy!!!

  3. Dee Ann Svaleson Baker says:

    So very sorry to hear about Mike, he was a GREAT man He will be missed by many people.

  4. Paul Olson says:

    I’m sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good friend and customer.

  5. LaRon Muller Risser says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Mike had a smile and personality as big as himself and I will always remember his kindness and great smile. So glad he was at our class reunion. He will be missed.

  6. Keith & Deb Grigel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mike was such a great guy and always had such a positive attitude and a smile on his face. I will certainly miss our early-morning chats all the time.

  7. Kevin & Cindy Hansen says:

    Mick touched the life of many, and I’m sure 100’s of children that came thought his front door. Mick always wore a smile has a friendly hello and took time to visit with everyone. He was a part of Hillsboro and will be missed.

  8. Lisa Porter Plummer says:

    Nancy, so sorry to hear about Mike, so glad I saw you guys and was able to visit with you when I was in Hillsboro. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family 🙏🏻

  9. Lollie says:

    So sorry Nancy to see that Mike passed away my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Lollie Neil Johnson

  10. Leigh and Marilyn Filipi says:

    So sorry for the loss of Mike! He always was so joyful! He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  11. Sandy Beltz Martin says:

    Sending special guardian angels that multiply as needed for you and your family. Hugs

  12. Kristi Skyberg says:

    Mikes family,
    Though my family and I only lived in Hillsboro for 7 years. Every time Mike saw me, he would laugh, ask how I was and then smiled his big smile! What a great guy!!
    My condolences to you all!!
    Thoughts and Prayers
    Kristi Bakken Skyberg

  13. Jeremy Magnuson says:

    Very Sorry for your loss. Mike was a great friend and neighbor for a few years. His smile and funny comments will be with me always.

  14. Jay Hams says:

    My condolences to the family of Mike. He was a wonderful man. Any time I went out to the factory to visit my mom, Mick Hams, I alway made a point to stop and say HI to Mike. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Gary & Mary Ellen Hawkins says:

    So sorry to hear about Mike. He made everyone smile that met him. Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Darlene & George says:

    Our deepest sympathy Nancy. Mike was a very special guy. Prayers to you and your family. He will be missed greatly.

  17. Denny Thibault says:

    Nancy and Family and Peggy,
    I received a call from Crystal yesterday telling me about Mike’s passing, we are sorry for your loss……I know Mike is with Gerald and they are trying to out do each other with jokes and stories, a good way to be remembered.

    Love to all of you,
    Cousin Denny Thibault and Family,

  18. Florence Liekhus says:

    Nancy, Peggy and family
    I am so sorry to read about the passing of Mike. I got to know Mike at the dialysis center where I also met Gerald, Peg, Nancy, Crystal and that precious little girl of Crystal’s. In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, I was known as the candy lady. I think of you people often I have several doilies that Peg crochet and gave them to me as gifts, I will always think of her when I look at them. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless each and every one of you and help you through this difficult time.
    Florence Liekhus
    (the candy lady at dialysis)

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